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|Movie/TV Title:||Seven Days In May||Director:||John Frankenheimer|
|Region Code:||DVD: 1 (US, Canada...)||Rating:||NR|
|DVD Edition Year:||2000||Release Year:||1963|
|Burt Lancaster stars as General James Scott in Frankenheimer's film of Rod Serling's adaptation of Fletcher Knebel and Charles Waldo Bailey's bestselling novel set in the early 1960s. Like much of the American public, Gen. Scott, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff is unhappy with a nuclear arms pact with the Soviet Union recently signed by President Jordan Lyman (Fredric March). But the extent of Scott's displeasure is not fully understood until his aide, Col. Martin "Jiggs" Casey (Kirk Douglas), finds some messages suggesting that the general and the Joint Chiefs have been planning a military takeover of the government at a top-secret air base in Texas. The plan is scheduled to go into effect in seven days, while the president is in sequestration during a military drill. Duly informed, the President sends Senator Raymond Clark (Edmond O'Brien), to investigate the base, and the Senator is held there against his will. In Gibraltar, presidential aide Paul Girard (Martin Balsam) obtains evidence of the coup from Admiral Paul Barnswell (John Houseman), but after the aide is killed in the crash of his return flight, the admiral denies any knowledge of an imminent military takeover. Although dialogue-heavy for a thriller, it remains an effective slice of cold war paranoia, with echoes of the Cuban missile standoff that may have been absorbed from Frankenheimer's friend, Robert F. Kennedy.|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||3305490|
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|Leading Role||Edmond O'brien, Burt Lancaster|
|Region Code||Region 1|
|Number of Discs||1|
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Great "oldie" at a great price!! Suspensful, gripping!!
This DVD has a great plot with great actors. Loved everything about the movie, especially commentary by the director. Saw the movie on TCM Network and loved it so much that I wanted to add it to my DVD collection. They don't make great films like this anymore. It was an "edge of your seat" movie from start to finish!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! GREAT, GREAT, GREAT!!!
Seven Days in May
Movie provides top notch drama, great acting and tight dialog (screenplay by Rod Serling) And with a two great final confrontations between Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster AND Burt Lancaster and Fredric March. I first saw movie when i was a teenager and wanted my children to see it. It also provides an education of the US constitution and the democratic process. It was made in the 1960's but still holds up in 2010s.
Unsung cold war classic!
This star studded cold war classic delves into the "what if's" of the American political and military landscape. Although the special effects are a bit dated the dialouge and acting are first rate. Although the setting is in the early 1960's the message is timeless. A first rate production all around.